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Our Home's Fox Deity Volume 2 Premium Edition

Score: 80%
Rating: Teen
Publisher: NIS America
Region: 1
Media: DVD/3
Running Time: 560 Mins.
Genre: Anime
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Japanese)
Subtitles: English


  • Asobicity Akihabara-branch Screening - Clip
  • Live Gate Tokoyo, Theme Song Convention - Clip
  • Toranoana Akihabara-Store 1 Release Event - Clip
  • Asobicity Akihabara-branch Release Event - Clip
  • Gamers Akihabara-branch Release Event - Clip
  • Animate Yokohama-branch Event - Clip
  • 4 Japanese DVD Presale Commercials
  • Clean Ending

I'll admit, I didn't jump at Our Home's Fox Deity: Volume 2 Premium Edition with the same level of gusto as previous NIS Volume 2's. The first volume wasn't a terrible outing, but without at least setting up something bigger, I wasn't sure what to expect.

After a short one-shot episode revolving around Noboru's school, Volume 2 kicks off the series' first major plot arc. After spending a volume setting up a path through the show's universe, we finally get to see where it leads. The first episode ends with Turo receiving a package in the mail. Inside is a white-haired woman wrapped in white bandages. The two bond rather quickly, thrusting Toru into the sights of a clan of lesser demons who want the girl.

The first arc wraps up quickly, launching into a two-episode arc involving students turning into werewolves. Rumors begin to spread around school that some students are actually werewolves. Most of the student body laughs off the rumors as fantasy, but the Ku-chan and Noboru suspect there may be some truth to the stories.

Both arcs are joined by a set of stand-alone episodes, though the quality is mixed. There are few funny moments, but without a larger issue connecting them, I lost interest. This is a problem with most of the series, actually. Our Home's Fox Deity is as low-key as anime can get. There are a few big fights, but as a whole, the show seems to avoid bigger, serious issues. Although the show has its fair share of tense moments, they are in short supply. Even episodes that seem headed towards a big fight seem to wrap up quickly.

Don't misread the above as saying Our Home's Fox Deity: Volume 2 is bad, but cause it isn't. It's slow and laidback, but still manages a fun charm. I didn't jump from episode to episode as I have with other series, but I don't remember dreading having to watch any episodes either. My only major complaint is the apparent rush to resolve plotlines as quickly as possible. Personally, I could have done with less standalone filler and more episodes tying into the larger arcs. The first gets more than enough time to develop, but the werewolf arc is over before it starts. Even the final episode quickly resolves issues.

Our Home's Fox Deity: Volume 2 gets the same "Premium" treatment as other NIS Volume sets. There's a huge, full-color art book loaded with images from the series. While past books have usually just included images and text about the series, this one looks like a photo album, which fits the series' tone. You also get a breakdown of new characters appearing in the show.

Another major addition is an actual bonus materials disc. Normally extras are scattered across the episode discs, but considering the amount of footage included, that wasn't possible. Most of the footage is made up of interviews with voice actors, convention footage and release events. There's a lot of stuff here for fans.

Our Home's Fox Deity: Volume 2 Premium Edition isn't my favorite NIS anime release, but still manages to keep up their track record of releasing quality anime that is just a little different than the norm.

-Starscream, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ricky Tucker

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